Google Maps has introduced the feature- Google Transit for Bangladesh which will allow users to get information about Dhaka City Local Buses and Bangladesh Railway. Google Transit is now available for hundreds of cities across dozens of countries, with new partners joining all the time.
From now on, Google Maps will show routes, stops, and estimated duration of travel to help users in planning their travels using public transports. This feature is currently available for public transports (busses) inside Dhaka and Bangladesh Railway.
With Google Transit, travelers who are new to the locations or new to routes can have a more precise assessment of their travel destination. The App UI is also made very simple to provide users a hassle-free experience.
Users can access public transport directions using these simple steps:
- Open Google Maps app on Android or iOS device
- Enter the destination and tap the ‘Directions’ icon or tap the ‘Go’ icon and enter the ‘Source’ and ‘Destination’ locations
- Tap the ‘transit’ icon (if it’s not already selected) to view the route and stop information
- Tap a recommended route to view more information on the route’s stoppages; and
- Tap any bus-stop to see a list of scheduled buses and their destinations
According to Anir Chowdhury; Policy Advisor, a2i (Aspire to Innovate) Programme, ICT Ministry & Cabinet Office, Government of Bangladesh and UNDP Bangladesh:
“Following previous Google Maps launches for Bangladesh, such as two-wheeler navigation mode, and turn-by-turn voice navigation in Bangla, we are glad to see Google’s continued investment in providing a better transportation experience for our citizens. As the Bangladesh government’s flagship digital transformation program, a2i is excited about Google Maps is now launching public transportation information which will include bus and train schedules to facilitate more informed trip planning. It’s a remarkable example of citizen-centric innovation that is commonplace in more developed countries. We are confident that this will result in greater convenience and predictability, and reduced cost and time to travelers.”
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